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Photography from Your Canoe/Kayak

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  • Carvins Cove Natural Reserve

    9644 Reservoir Road, Roanoke , VA (map)

    37.382348 -79.944924

  • We'll meet at the boat launch.
  • Never thought we'd be on a boat? Well, here we go!

    This event is for those of us who enjoy both photography and being on the water. We'll meet at Carvins Cove for an evening paddle and (sky permitting) a reflection and silhouette shoot during sunset. We'll also have a guest with us who is a kayaking expert and a terrific photographer on hand to give us some pointers with both.

    There is a $5 boat launch fee (which includes the entry fee for being in the park.) Their website says that they rent boats, but you should speak up if you plan on a rental since it's possible that by "boats" they mean that they have two. I am waiting for more info from parks & rec about what's available and if there is any possibility of a group rate. I'll update this page when I find out.

    On the Rocks
    Kurt Konrad

    All To Myself
    Jon Beard

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  • Watson M.

    Weather report is not good. I'm off Tuesday and would like to run Roanoke river from parkway to backside of Explore Park. Can we post a meetup for Tuesday?)

    June 10, 2013

  • Watson M.

    In Grandin area.

    June 10, 2013

  • Watson M.

    Hope weather is good.

    June 10, 2013

  • Jon B.

    I don't mind getting hit by lightning, but I know a lot of folks do so we're keeping an eye on the weather and plan to make a go/no-go decision by 2pm.

    June 10, 2013

  • John O.

    This sounds like a great outing. I, being forced to face reality have two issues that prevent me from participating. 1. my D90 is not water proof or water resistant. 2 my physical center of gravity (weight distribution ) is about 30 inches above the water line which means I would, not may, capsize in a canoe. it is not a maybe....
    So regrettably I must demure and pay attention ( which I rarely do) to the physical realities that Newton and Mr. Eisenstein- himself a sailor-clearly laid down for me. "Stay on shore John"....Great shooting to you all. Looking forward to some great shots posted.

    June 10, 2013

  • Fred B.

    Found out Friday I would be working late Monday.

    June 8, 2013

  • Alex C.

    totally interested! i would need a boat rental though. i might be able to rent from an on campus organization at VT but not sure if my car can tow a boat there. Any info on boat rentals yet?

    June 1, 2013

    • Sharyn O.

      i'm in blacksburg btw

      June 3, 2013

    • Alex C.

      thanks very much for the offer, but i actually had to drive up to PA for some unplanned family stuff. So i won't be able to make this trip :(

      June 5, 2013

  • Bob S.

    a) don't own one
    b) If I did probably couldn't get in or out Otherwise, sounds like fun

    1 · June 4, 2013

  • Sharyn O.

    i have a perception swifty Kayak if someone wants to borrow it for the event. have vest and paddle and a simple roof rack as well if needed

    June 3, 2013

  • Tom C.

    I have an extra kayak, and all necessary accessories. I'd be glad to loan it to someone if lack of a boat is keeping you away from what should be a great meetup.

    June 3, 2013

  • Anna M.

    Back Country Ski and Sport on Apperson has four rental kayaks. They run about $30-45 a day depending on the boat. Ask for Pat or Nick[masked]

    1 · June 3, 2013

  • Sharyn O.

    have to bail on this event and am totally bummed about it. leg is in plaster and i cannot get it wet. also can't load the kayak until the cast goes away. have fun everyone.

    June 2, 2013

    • Jon B.

      Ouch! Sorry to hear that!

      1 · June 3, 2013

  • John S.

    Definitely a fun time. Not sure if can swing the time this time around, but always interested on the water. Haven't done much river kayaking, but did a great deal smooth water in my younger days.

    May 28, 2013

  • Fred B.

    Definitely interested. Would be a boat renter. Hopefully we can reserve some.

    May 20, 2013

  • Sarah D.

    If all works out, I hope to try this!

    May 16, 2013

  • Michele S.

    Great idea, Jon - really looking forward to this :)

    May 16, 2013

  • Kevin B.

    Wish I could I need an excuse to get my boat in the water but I will be on my way to FL for a month long assignment BUMMER MAN BUMMER

    May 16, 2013

    • Jon B.

      I'm hoping this event lets us figure out how many people we'd have interested in doing a bigger trip so maybe it'll work out you can join us for that. Have fun in FL!

      May 16, 2013

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